Situated in the National Scenic Area of the Scottish Highlands, this delightfully named 18th century cottage is one of the oldest buildings in the historic village of Comrie - situated on Pudding Lane!
The listed cottage is an important part of the village streetscape and the new extension pays due respect to this, essentially being a “tower within a garden”. This allows large areas of glazing to be used in order to take advantage of the spectacular views of the nearby Highlands.
Matching the historical use of timber clad structures, the north-facing cladding gives an aesthetic continuity that would not have been possible with naturally weathered timber, and its factory-applied finish serves as a protective coating to the wood. Siberian Larch and Architect Select® Western Red Cedar were specified to complement the complex shape and chemical conditions of the building. The extension contrasts with the character of the original cottage while creating a light and airy space connecting to the private garden. This quiet, contemplative space is cherry panelled internally with extensive glazing to provide a sense of protection and enclosure in which to enjoy the spectacular views.
Architects Smith Scott Mullan said, “The Russwood cladding is a quality, precision finished product. The factory staining process produced the desired aesthetic effect and reduced site construction time. As architects, we know Russwood well and they have provided us with excellent advice on both this and other projects. This was a reasonably small project however they gave us the same standard of technical advice and general input which we would expect from larger projects.”
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